There are 20 clubs in Ligue 2. Each club plays the others twice, once at home and once away, for a total of 38 rounds. Teams receive three points for a win and one point for a draw. No points are awarded for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, then goal difference. The two top-finishing teams are promoted to Ligue 1, while the last two teams are relegated to the Championnat National. Teams that rank from the third to the fifth participate in the promotion playoffs. The fourth and fifth places play the first round, then the winner play the third place. At last, the winner play the third place at the bottom of Ligue 1 in the double-match playoffs. The Ligue 2 play at home first, and the winner will qualify for the Ligue 1 next season.